At this point in my life, I really enjoy researching the healing effects of wild plants and mushrooms, and today I’d like to share with you some new information regarding the birch tree (genus Betula).
Many of us are very familiar with the peeling bark of birch trees, represented in various shades of whites, grays, yellows, silvers, browns, and blacks. Did you know that this bark can be used as a first-aid treatment to heal wounds faster? A new study says it’s true.
Now, this isn’t really groundbreaking information, as several indigenous cultures around the world have successfully utilized birch bark topically for various skin ailments — from cuts, to rashes, to burns. This new study, published in the open access journal PLOS ONE, simply confirms what humans have known for centuries — that birch bark has a “high potential to improve wound healing.”
Would you be interested to learn the mechanisms involved in birch bark’s ability to heal wounds? How about ways to make your own birch bark medicine for personal use?
I discuss all of this (and more!) in a brand new video…